Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb.
December – March
The Salustiana orange belongs to the group of White oranges, and is the result of a natural mutation that occurred on an old Comuna orange tree, detected by Salustiano Pallás in the town of l’Ènova, Valencia (Spain) around 1950. This selection is characterized by its relatively early maturity and the quality of its pulp.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous tree, with a certain vertical tendency and quite productive. Light green leaves. Medium-large fruit, with a spherical morphology, somewhat flattened at the poles. The rind is medium thick, slightly lumpy and shiny, although it does not reach the orange color of other varieties. Very juicy flesh, tender, with an excellent bite and good balance between acidity and sugar content. It is seedless.
Its high quality allows it to be consumed fresh, and its low limonin content allows it to be processed industrially to obtain juice.